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Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open

   Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open …   | Chinese

08 Jul 2011 | Article

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

Protected Areas of East Asia

Protected Areas of East Asia

IUCN-WCPA and the IUCN Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Programme present ‘Protected Areas of East Asia; Evaluating and strengthening implementation of the CBD Porgramme of Work on Protected Areas and the East Asian Regional Actions Plan’ 

05 Jul 2011 | Downloads - document

Agroforestry mushrooms in Huirou country, Beijing, China

Agroforestry: Balancing the need for nature conservation and livelihood betterment

While the term agroforestry has only been used since the 1960s, it has been a practice in China for thousands of years. IUCN has begun ecological agro-forestry trainings in Northern China. In the first training workshop in June this year, Xiaowopu villagers were taken on a study tour to Huai Rou county to learn about various ecological agro-forestry models and how these models could help to protect watershed while improving their livelihoods. …  

01 Jul 2011 | Article

China World Heritage Tentative List Workshop

A World Heritage Tentative List workshop co-organised by the Chinese Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and IUCN was held on the 30th May 2011 in Beijing, China. The aim of the workshop was to discuss China’s current tentative list for World Heritage Sites (WHS) and to establish a clear strategy for reviewing the existing tentative list of China, and identifying suitable sites for future World Heritage (WH) nomination. …   | Chinese

21 Jun 2011 | Article

regional NBSAP meeting in China

Strengthening capacity for economic approaches to conservation in Asia

IUCN, in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mercuria Energy Group, organized a regional workshop in China to raise awareness and build capacity in the use of economic tools for biodiversity conservation. …  

09 Jun 2011 | Event
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SUSTAINABLE OVERSEAS FOREST MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION BY CHINESE ENTERPRISES

In order to spread experience of pilot enterprises of A Guide on Sustainable Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises (Guide for short), assist Chinese enterprises to develop overseas forest management, use and protection according to requirements in the Guide, Center for International Forest Products Trade, SFA, WWF Beijing office and IUCN China would hold Initiative on Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises in Wyndham Shanghai Bund East at 5:30pm on 22nd, June. We hold this meeting on the basis of summarizing Guide pilot work. This meeting can promote the Guide propaganda, be in favor of establishing communication platform between government and corporations, assist corporations to know
relevant laws, regulations and policies, standardize behaviors of sustainable overseas forest management and use by Chinese enterprises and popularize the image of responsible power of China. We sincerely invite you to send representatives to join it. …  

02 Jun 2011 | Event

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Grouper Peek-a-Boo

Best underwater photos

As part of the IUCN 2011 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest, IUCN received 132 photographs of exceptional quality and creativity. Congratulations to the three winners: William Goodwin, Andre Seale and Lill Haugen. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Original and plantation forests in Longmen county, Huizhou city, Guangdong, China

IUCN China works with DANONE to restore Longmen watershed

IUCN is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a watershed restoration plan for the Jiaquan spring watershed. …  

06 May 2011 | Article